September 28, 2014
Comb Wash, Utah. 
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Comb Wash, Utah. 

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September 28, 2014
Bone and Stone, Utah. 
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Bone and Stone, Utah. 

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August 26, 2014

Even the most rural county law enforcement agencies are stocking up on battlefield-tested gear that has come home from Iraq or Afghanistan, and that the Department of Defense distributes at little or no cost. Even Goshen County, Wyoming, population 13,000 got two grenade launchers. Other counties stocked up on M16 and M14 assault rifles, body armor and even MRAPs, or Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles. 

I wrote about the increased militarization of cops for High Country News (which has a fabulous new website, by the way!) 

Photos: Heavily armed riot cops were at the ready at the Democratic National Convention in Denver in 2008. Jonathan Thompson/gin+gelato photos. 

May 19, 2014

Scenes from the May 10 Recapture Canyon ATV protest ride in Blanding, Utah. San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman organized the illegal ride into areas closed to motorized vehicles, rich with archaeological sites and sacred to Native American tribes to protest what he called the jurisdictional creep of federal land agencies. Family members of Cliven Bundy, the scofflaw Nevada rancher, showed up along with other Bundy supporters, many of them armed. 

I tagged along, and wrote about it for High Country News. 

All photos by gin+gelato/Jonathan P Thompson

February 11, 2014

Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels installation near the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Holt — one of the West’s great land artists — died last week at age 75. 

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June 25, 2012
Rocks #2. Butler Wash, Utah.
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Rocks #2. Butler Wash, Utah.

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June 25, 2012
Rocks #1. Butler Wash, Utah.
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Rocks #1. Butler Wash, Utah.

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June 20, 2012
Mexican Hat, Utah and San Juan River
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Mexican Hat, Utah and San Juan River

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June 11, 2012
Road Crush. Comb Ridge, Utah.
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Road Crush. Comb Ridge, Utah.

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May 31, 2012
Pumpjack. Aneth Oil Field, Navajo Nation, Utah.
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Pumpjack. Aneth Oil Field, Navajo Nation, Utah.

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